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Simon Gaiger

About

Simon Gaiger’s sculptures are simultaneously human and landscape, narrative and abstract. They are influenced by the layers of his life and surroundings; a childhood in Africa and the Pacific, time spent working as a shipwrights assistant, the sea, engineering, history and mythology, drawings and thoughts collected over many years in the piles of black and grey sketchbooks that fill his home and studio in Wales.

There is a raw tension of opposing forces in his sculptures, elements strain and pull against each other or balance precipitously. Many of them can be re-configured to make different horizons, changing the interplay of spaces within and around them, inviting participation from the viewer. Colour unifies form and accentuates the play of light. Titles too are relevant, not always in the literal sense but as another aspect of the rhythm of the piece.

His sculptures are constructed from wood and forged and welded steel, sometimes concrete. It is the energy of their forms and the universality of their themes that give them their lasting resonance.

Simon works closely on projects with architects and designers including: Küchel Architects-Switzerland, Dan Pearson Studio – London, Studio Reed-London and Rui Ribeiro-London – Lisbon.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

London Art Fair – January 2020, Circle Contemporary Gallery
Solid Modern, Simon Gaiger & Genevieve Claisse – Circle Contemporary Gallery, Cornwall. October 2017 Volta, Basel with Knight Webb Gallery – June 2017
Rakes Progress Magazine Stand, Chelsea Flower Show – May 2017
Y Lle Celf – National Eisteddfod Abergavenny 2016
London Art Fair – January 2016
‘Anthropocene’ – Circle Contemporary Gallery, Wadebridge, Cornwall. September 2015
Works on Paper, Knight Webb Gallery, Brixton. 24th April-16th May 2015
‘Boundless’ Land and Sea from the Edge. Circle Contemporary Gallery, Wadebridge, Cornwall. 28th March-30th May 2015 London Art Fair, 21st -25th January 2015
‘Form, Light, Sound’ – Circle Contemporary Gallery, Wadebridge, Cornwall September 2014 to January 2015
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen ‘The County Show’ July – Sept 2013
Neo Bankside London 2012-2013
PAD London 2012
20/21 British Art Fair, London 2012
Flow Gallery, London 2011
PAD London, London 2011
Adam Gallery, Cork Street, London 2011
Stilnovo, Copenhagen 2010
Galerie Katwijk Amsterdam
St Davids Studio Gallery, St Davids 2010
Strand Gallery Aldeburgh 2010
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen 2009
‘Art Amsterdam’ collaboration with John O’Carroll, 2009
‘Simon Gaiger New Works, Padstow Contemporary Art 2008
‘Ambient Light’, Artspace 3, Amsterdam 2008
L’Orient Festival Interceltique, Brittany, France. 2006
Black Swan Gallery, Frome , Somerset. 2006
‘Kunst Rai’, collaboration with John O’Carroll, Amsterdam 2006
‘Kunst Rai’, collaboration with John O’Carroll, Amsterdam 2005
‘Groen en Hout’, collaboration with John O’Carroll, Haarlem, Holland. 2005
‘Krieger & Katwijk, collaboration with John O’Carroll Amsterdam. 2004
Cambridge Contemporary Craft, Cambridge
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Cider Press Gallery, Dartington, Devon with Guy Martin, Matthew Burt and Andrea Stemmer. 1997

PROJECTS & COLLECTIONS

He works closely on projects with architects and designers including:

Küchel Architects, Switzerland Studio Reed, London

Rui Ribeiro, London

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

CIRCLE Contemporary Spring Exhibition, Cornwall UK

Belgrave Gallery – The Edge of the Land

Porthmeor Studios – Watching the Waves

The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery

 

Print & Editions

CIRCLE have a selection of sculptures by Simon Gaiger. Please contact us for available artworks or for commission enquires.

Exhibitions & Events

CIRCLE Summer

CIRCLE Summer Mixed is featuring a variety of latest works by our core group and guest artists showing across two floors, focusing on painting, textile, sculpture and limited edition prints. CIRCLE has an eclectic approach to sourcing and presenting artists from the UK, Europe and further afield. Strong personal style and excellent craftsmanship are prerequisite as well as showing artists whose work stems directly from the living landscape.

SOLID MODERN

In curating SOLID MODERN we have chosen artists whose cardinal form stems from the Modern movements of Cubism, Di Stijl and Surrealism. Simon Gaiger from Wales and Parisian Genevieve Claisse have suitably different takes on abstraction.

CIRCLE Spring

CIRCLE Spring Mixed is featuring a variety of latest works by our core group and guest artists showing across two floors, focusing on painting, textile, sculpture and limited edition prints. CIRCLE has an eclectic approach to sourcing and presenting artists from the UK, Europe and further afield. Strong personal style and excellent craftsmanship are prerequisite as well as showing artists whose work stems directly from the living landscape.

London Art Fair 2020

London Art Fair, provides a space to showcase the most exceptional modern and contemporary art of our time, to discover and to buy. The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality modern and contemporary work, nurturing collecting at all levels, from prints and editions, to major works by internationally renowned artists.

CIRCLE Winter

CIRCLE Winter Mixed is featuring a variety of latest works by our core group and guest artists showing across two floors, focusing on painting, textile, sculpture and limited edition prints. CIRCLE has an eclectic approach to sourcing and presenting artists from the UK, Europe and further afield. Strong personal style and excellent craftsmanship are prerequisite as well as showing artists whose work stems directly from the living landscape.

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